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Sort your sewing desk with this fab Tea Cup Pin Cushion
Need to get your pins and needles in order?

This is a super easy, quick project that requires no sewing machine and minimal supplies, but looks fab on any sewing desk!

Posted by Lisa C. Published See Lisa C.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a tea cup pin cushion. Tea Cup Pin Cushion - Step 1
    Step 1

    Step 1. Lay out your fabric and decide which part of the design (pattern) you’d like to have on the top of your pin cushion – this part will go in the middle of the circle you’re about to cut. You can always use the handle of the tea cup to make sure you’ve found the middle.

  • How to make a tea cup pin cushion. Tea Cup Pin Cushion - Step 2
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    Step 2. Use the saucer to measure and draw out your circle. Mine is 4cm wider than the saucer in diameter all the way around.

  • How to make a tea cup pin cushion. Tea Cup Pin Cushion - Step 3
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    Step 3. Cut out your circle.

  • How to make a tea cup pin cushion. Tea Cup Pin Cushion - Step 4
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    Step 4. Thread your needle and sew a running stitch around your circle approximately 1cm from the edge.

  • How to make a tea cup pin cushion. Tea Cup Pin Cushion - Step 5
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    Step 5. Start gathering the circle together, but make sure you leave an opening to add the stuffing.

  • How to make a tea cup pin cushion. Tea Cup Pin Cushion - Step 6
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    Step 6. Get a ball of stuffing that’s approximately twice the size of your gathered circle.

  • How to make a tea cup pin cushion. Tea Cup Pin Cushion - Step 7
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    Step 7. Stuff your gathered circle.

  • How to make a tea cup pin cushion. Tea Cup Pin Cushion - Step 8
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    Step 8. Finish sewing the running stitch round your circle and gather together. Sew three stitches on top of each other to finish.

  • How to make a tea cup pin cushion. Tea Cup Pin Cushion - Step 9
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    Step 9. Tie off the ends and trim.

  • How to make a tea cup pin cushion. Tea Cup Pin Cushion - Step 10
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    Step 10. Add a thin layer of superglue around the inside rim of the tea cup. Pop your pin cushion into the tea cup and allow the glue to set.

    And voilà! Time to put the kettle on now I think… Check the stopwatch – how long did yours take to make??

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